Advent Calendar: Mini Goodie Bags

Each year I love creating a new advent Calendar for the family!

Remember my 25 Days of Christmas Count Down!That year I created a Advent Calendar using Book envelops! This year I used a fun product as well that allowed me to create goodie bags that my girls will love opening each day as we count down the days till Christmas.

Single serving Popcorn Bags from Orson Gygi (3.99 for 100 pack) are the jumping off point for this years fun filled advent! Along with scrapbook paper, Distress Ink, and number stamps!

1. I cut my paper just big enough to cover the popcorn image on the popcorn bags.

2. I’m a lover of the Distress Ink so of course that was a must to help define the edges!

3. I stamped on the dates.

4. And used a glue stick to glue on each paper to the bags. I did lay heavy books on top of the bags while the glued dried to help them dry flat.

5. I got a  collection of fun goodies to add to each bag for my girls to open. I put three treats into each bag so my girls will be sharing the contents of each count down day. Things like candy, Christmas erasers, new tooth brushes, half dollars, pencils, fruit roll ups, and coupons that read ” Makeover with mom tomorrow! You get to stay up 10 more minutes tonight! Back tickles!” Special things that they can look forward to.

6. I strung a ribbon and folded over each bag and secured it with two large paper clips. I want to be able to reuse these bags down the road so I avoided staples and a cloths pin just wasn’t cutting it on some og the heavier bags!

This entire project me just over an hour to complete! It’s a fun and festive way to count down the holiday season! You still have time to create one of your own! December is only a few days away!



  1. 1

    So cute! Love advent calendars. I just converted an apothecary chest into an advent calendar for my girls. They are so excited to start opening!

  2. 2

    Adorable! Now, to find an hour to make them…..hmmmm…..

  3. 3

    Oh Beccs, this is absolutely darling!! My mom used to do stuff like this and it made the holidays SO much fun!!

  4. 4

    These are so adorable. Totally beats our advent calendar. Such a great idea to use those bags. I heart orson gygi

  5. 5

    Awesome!! My kids would love to live at your house!

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      SARAH!!! So funny to see you on here today! You were totally on my mind today as I worked on a toy box project. I kept thinking of the story of you and brother and his fingers. That was you right!

  6. 7

    This is such a lovely idea. Your girls must love it, but I bet they are tempted to open it before time.

    I also wanted to let you know that when I click on your blog from my dash boardto get to Show and Tell it comes up as a page error. Not sure if it’s happening to othres.

    Carolyn xx

  7. 8

    This is indeed a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    I am hosting my 12 Days of Christmas series December 1 through 12 and I would be so thrilled if you could link up this post to the first day which is all about Advent!

    Best Christmas wishes,

  8. 9

    This turned out so cute. My kids would love this. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  9. 10

    This is a great idea! I am hoping to do this by the end of the week. Easy and affordable! Thumbs up!

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    If you have multiple kids do you just put all the goodies in one bag? Just curious! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

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    I blog over at and I just wanted to let you know that today I posted a round up of Christmas Countdowns. I featured this project in the round up. Please let me know if you are not ok with that and I will remove it from the post! Thanks!

  12. 14

    The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to
    see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now
    destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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